The possibilities are endless when you begin your project with wax. Learn how to paint your own wardrobe with this ancient Indonesian technique!
Wax has been used in making art and crafts for centuries. Wax is made naturally by many plants and animals, but the most common kind is made by bees. Wax can be carved and molded to create sculptures and models. When it’s heated it becomes liquid and can be used in new ways. It can be mixed with fragrances to create candles or used as coating for wood products. When heated, beeswax can be mixed with colored pigments and used as paint to create what are called “encaustic” paintings.
The Indonesian fabric-printing technique known as "Batik" is one of the world's oldest-known forms of painting. The "Batik" technique has been used since 100 AD and involves making patterns out of melted wax. After the wax cools the fabrics are dyed and painted. Finally, the dried fabrics are ironed between pieces of brown paper that absorb the wax, leaving the design un-dyed and the fabric soft. Crayons are a perfect way to make drawings and designs on fabric. For this project we mixed a few techniques and came up with a new use for our KID MADE MODERN Crayon Gem!